Some preachers have a way of writing that gets deep into your soul and changes the way you read Scripture or understand Scripture.
There have been multiple pastors for me over the years, both personally and from afar, who have done that for me. Who have made my eyes be more open to the truth and life of God’s Word.
Eugene Peterson is one of them. And his new book, a collection of sorts of his writings/sermons, has caused me to think on certain passages in a new way. I am still reading his new book, As Kingfisher’s Catch Fire, and will continue to do so.
As with the Message, I don’t read it as my main Bible version, and neither will I used these sermons as my main source of commentary. But, I love how he brings new things to light in the reading of Scripture.
You will be challenged if you read this book. You may not agree with everything he says, but as you process, take all to the Word and with the help of the Holy Spirit.
Thank you to Blogging for Books for this book and Russell Moore for recommending it.